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Timothy Kenrick

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Timothy Kenrick (1807-1885) of Archibald Kenrick and Sons

1807 Born the son of Archibald Kenrick

Privately educated

Apprenticed, probably in the iron trade

Married Maria Paget (1808–1876); the couple had three sons and six daughters.

1835 Equal partner with his brother Archibald in Archibald Kenrick and Sons.

1846 Patent for glazing and enamelling the metal surfaces of cast iron; this was of commercial importance and led to investment and the growth of home and overseas sales.

Timothy also had extensive business activities outside the firm

Like his brother, his involvement in the day-to-day management of the Kenricks firm declined during the third quarter of the century.

Timothy served as chairman of Lloyds Bank

Founder of the Nurses' Training Institution in Birmingham, for which he purchased a home.

1885 died on 23 February at Maple Bank, Birmingham.

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Sources of Information


  • Biography of the Kenrick family, ODNB